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Te Whau Vineyard Restaurant

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218 Te Whau Drive, Waiheke Island 1971, New Zealand
+64 9-372 7191
11:00 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Superb food, the best we have eaten in New Zealand! Value for money and excellent service from knowledgeable and professional staff. The memories will live long.

1 Thank Patrick R
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My Partner and I booked here to celebrate our 5th Anniversary. We were met by Tony at the door which at first was a lovely greeting then from there kind of went down hill. At first he didn't sit us at our private booked table after telling him my name over the phone and upon arrival. Luckily I got up... More 

Thank simonee870
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The three of us stopped here for a late lunch on a rainy Friday afternoon and were immediately seated by Tony the proprietor who helped with selecting a wine. The innovative cuisine were some of the most artfully presented dishes in recent memory and we get around. The visual beauty of each serving was only surpassed by the wonderful sensation... More 

1 Thank kdu-917
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Informal space cafe style, with high end restaurant food. Wine tasting was great, and loved the meal - service was good, the bonus was 2 friendly Burmese cats, one who adopted my lap for quite a while on what was a cool day.

2 Thank happydaysSydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

took my daughter their for her birthday. It was the last Friday nite winter special. the setting was amazing and the food superb even found a tiny space for dessert. I would recommend this restaurant as first class

Thank Jan C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning setting on the side of a steep hill heading toward Okahuiti bay. Over look the steep northwest facing vineyard sipping on a selection of reds.

Thank neilpicc
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Te Whau is a bit of a drive but well worth it. The view is outstanding, with Auckland in the distance and sea views. The food was equally special and very much fine dinning. The service was friendly and not pretentious. We were very happy with our choice of venue.

Thank Michael_Kiwi
Daylesford, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I know this place allegedly has some great reviews (external to trip advisor) but we found the food to be quite ordinary, and subsequently expensive The restaurant was stuffy from the cooking of deep fried food. The service was pleasant The views were good but blocked by concrete balcony when one sits down I would recommend a visit to taste... More 

Thank Lily A
Warwick, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

The view back to Auckland from the balcony is amazing. Oh and the food and wine are great too. Claims to have the best restaurant on the island - I'm not going to disagree...great food. Oh and did I mention the wines are great too

Thank Ross H
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Don't be put off by the paper napkins and lack of linen (it's the norm on Waiheke), Te Whau offers a truly first rate experience - the welcome by the owners, the setting, service, food, wine, view. All top notch. I can't rate our experience highly enough. It's for sale so let's hope the new owners can deliver just like... More 

1 Thank Stephen A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 218 Te Whau Drive, Waiheke Island 1971, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Waiheke Island
  • Phone Number: +64 9-372 7191

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?